Salem is a vibrant urban community with a bustling downtown full of an eclectic mix of shops and restaurants. It's a residential area and a popular tourist destination, located 13 miles of downtown Boston and accessible by public transportation. Its waterfront is no longer a hub of the spice trade but is still very active with both recreational and commercial uses. It is the educational, medical, legal, cultural and banking hub of the North Shore.
Salem is a pedestrian-friendly City where residents and visitors can easily visit the many attractions downtown. Salem has numerous impressive mansions and homes from the colonial era. It has an excellent collection of Federal, Victorian, Post-Medieval, Greek Revival and Georgian architecture. In addition, there are numerous concerts and a variety of community activities for all ages.
Estimated median home cost in 2012: $230,700. Estimated median household income in 2010: $57,683.
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